The Exhibition displays the best works of the All-Russian photo contest "Nature and Animals of Russia". It is organized by the Amur Tiger Center with the support of the Russian Geographical Society and is held for the first time. The contest aims to promote respect for nature and rare species of animals.
More than 2,500 works have been submitted within two months of the creative competition. Visitors will see exciting moments of the life of wild animals who live in the most remote parts of our country, starting from the east - Kamchatka and Primorsky Krai and ending with Franz Josef Land, the Caucasus and the westernmost point of Russia. Part of the exhibition is dedicated to the largest predator in the world - the Amur tiger.
Deputy Director General of the Amur Tiger Center Alexandra Vishnevskaya opened the exhibition: "I want to thank all the participants who submitted their works for our competition, we did not expect that the event will receive such public response. This means that there are more and more people in our country interested in preserving the natural heritage. The high level of works is worth noting - professional jury had to do a really great job to select the best shots."
Visitors of the exhibition welcomed the famous Russian blogger and traveler, chairman of the jury of the photo contest Sergei Dolya: "Such exhibitions are very important because they show the beauty of nature as it is seen by photographers, and which we often do not notice. When people come here, they start thinking about how fragile is everything that surrounds us, and realize that the nature and rare species of animals need our protection. I invite you to enjoy the exhibition. "
Member of the jury, photographer of the Russian Geographic Society Ilya Melnikov adjudged the Society’s special prize to Irina Voronkova’s photo «At Lake Teletskoye".The participant will receive an album-guide to the best natural places of Russia called "The most beautiful country".
"The Russian Geographical Society is trying to support such projects, as they are designed not only to promote respect for nature, but also to make our country a popular tourist destination. These photo masterpieces make people be imbued with the beauty of the unique nature of our country and tomorrow they will choose to collect a backpack and take a trip to Altai instead of going to Turkey or Egypt for their vacation, "- said Melnikov.
Visitors of the exhibition, which runs at the State Darwin Museum until January 18, will not only make a journey around uncharted places of our country, but also participate in fun activities.
December 23, 4 p.m. - Master Class "The landscape photography" Photographer of the Russian Geographical Society and member of the jury of the "Nature and animals of Russia" photo contest Ilya Melnikov will talk about how to build a composition, which equipment to use, and advise on possible ways of processing photos. Duration: 1 hour.
December 25, 4 p.m. - "Photos from travels" - a story about trips around Russia and the world told by Sergei Dolya, well-known Russian blogger and chairman of the jury of "Nature and animals of Russia".
In addition, visitors will have a chance to win a special "tiger" prize. You need to post a photograph taken at the exhibition in Instagram with the hashtag #amurtigercenter and wait for the announcement of the winner, which will be held on January 16, 2015!